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to the gentleman from texas, mr. barton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. barton: i thank the gentleman from mississippi for yielding and thank the gentleman from georgia for presiding in an even and fair fashion. one of the arguments that's been made about the e.a.c., spreebling, -- mr. speaker, is that it's the federal election commission that ensures every american citizen's right to vote. if only that were true, mr. speaker. the national association of secretaries of state, which are the organizations in each state that oversee the elections, have called for the dissolution of the e.a.c. the committee has heard firsthand testimony from secretaries of state all across the country both in 2005 and again in 2010, the national association of secretaries of state have called for the dissolution of the e.a.c. if the organizations that are actually responsible in each state for holding the elections, mr. speaker, are asking that the federal agency that's supposed to help them should be dissolved, i think it would behoove the congress to listen to t
of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. poe: i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i recently received this email from john of houston giving -- as one of the 9.2 million people whose livelihood is supported by the oil and natural gas industry, i am troubled by the recent calls to raise the money. as washington focuses on improving our struggling economy, congress has an opportunity to take our economy in a new direction, one that leads to economic growth and economic security. by promoting policies that encourage domestic oil and natural gas production, we can create 1.4 million jobs and generate $800 billion in additional government revenue by 2013. mr. speaker, john, a person that works for a living, understands better than washington elites that our god-given natural resources should be used to create jobs for americans. time to stop sending american jobs to middle eastern countries to buy their natural resour
problems, drugs, violence on the texas-mexico border, the need for education. he has controversial things like putting on a gasoline tax. all of these issues, his legacy really invigorates our current debate. >> for many americans outside of texas, 1992 was perhaps their introduction to ross perot. he had been on the national stage for a while. in the late 1980's, he began speaking out about these issues that he was concerned about. we looked in our video library and our first coverage of ross perot was in 1987. here he is speaking before the american bankers association that year. >> let's look at where we are and take the rose colored glasses off. all of these people saying the fundamentals are sound, i think we have had enough doctor feelgood. i think we are all grown. i think we are tough enough to take bad news. i think it is time to look at the facts. we have a $3 trillion debt by 1988. our debt is being funded by foreign nations at this point. the greatest nation in the history of man does not have the will to past -- we continue to bridget to pass a national budget. we continue to
. it's been a very wet weekend, unfortunately. areas like louisiana and eastern texas, we've had snow this weekend, actually. lubbock up towards amarillo and north texas, this storm will be the one that's going move up the eastern seaboard, mostly as a big rain event starting today through tomorrow into wednesday morning. the backside of that, though, could have a little bit of snow. so as far as the radar goes this morning, rain still falling in areas of louisiana. now it's getting heavier in areas of mississippi. as the storm tracks pretty much an inland track up through central new england, the back side of the storm should have a little bit of snow. we're talking ohio possibly western new york. you could end up with white stuff tomorrow into tomorrow night. for today, we're pretty good in the east coast, just a lot of rain in the deep south. that's a look at your national forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside your window. rally, north carolina, beautiful day today. in the mid 50s with a lot of sunshine. boston, mid 40s is pretty nice. it will be windy this morning be
to create and construct that pipeline. and 100,000 new jobs within the areas of texas and louisiana as it relates to the processing of that oil. last time i looked, canada was a friend. we buy oil from countries that hate us. and here we turn our back. and you know what canada said. china is ready to step in and help them out. is that really what we want or do we want to bring jobs to america? mr. speaker, with all that's been said, we're to the point where we need to talk about regulations and that's what this bill does. it allows seven amendments that are germane to come to the floor, three republicans and five democratic amendments. and, mr. speaker, i'm happy to yield back the balance of my time and move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker, on that i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this
-99 and 2006. they were buried alive on christmas day... now one texas family is thanking rescuers for saving their lives. when you see the pictures... it's hard to believe they were ever found. david higgens and his family left texas in their s-u-v and drove into new mexico... when their car got stuck in the snow.the family had food and water... but the snow was unrelenting... and the s-u-v became entombed... making it impossible to dig out.higgenn says they were able to make some cell phone contact..and tell rescuers an their approximate location...but finding them was difficult... and as one night..turned to two... the situation turned desperate. ((its one of those things you never wanted to say we both we knew we were in trouble ...all we cold say is we love ;you if its gods wiil its god will)) will)) rescuers finally rescued the family ... and higgens says they cannot thank them enough. a kansas man is being called a hero after saving two young girls from this icy pond christmas day.the 6 and 7 year old girls were playing on the pond when the ice gave way.bud brown saw
go to texas . have texas lost to take everything to santa fe, and he will deal with the demands that says the texas republican came in to the union. i have to ask if all of you have so funds, could you please turn off. thank you. this texas came into the union the debts from the texas republican. texas is demanding that the united states government bailout texas because texas is in bankruptcy. by the way, we will do this. the first federal bailout in american history is texas. i wish that somebody would teach governor perry of texas now. as he talks about secession and running for president the same time. i want to know what country. taylor would deal with these one of the time. in the senate, however, henry clay, the grand old man of american politics has a different idea. he hates taylor. he hates taylor because he thought he should have been the weak nominee in 1848. he does not understand how this of star politician who never did anything suddenly is president rather than henry clay has earned it. and his plan is to run congress and force what he calls an omnibus bill which
plants in the states of kansas, oklahoma, and texas. so a major part of the country will be affected by this. known as utility market h utilil force 1,100 of our factories to retrofit or close their doors. the closure of u.s. coal-fired power plants will accelerate during the next ten years because of this utility rule. the e.p.a.'s expected announcement on the utility rule comes just after this issued another rule that will cost an additional thousands of american jobs because start january 1, the e.p.a. will begin requiring utilities to reduce power plant emissions that may cause air quality complications in neighboring states. that regulation, called the cross-state air regulation rule, or caspar, will require plants to install costly technologies in exchange for minimal environmental gains. the combined economic impact of the two regulations that i've just mentioned -- the combined economic impact of that is alarming. the indiana energy association estimates that the cost of these rulers will be between $6.5 billion and $7.3 billion just in my hone stat own state of india. and wh
minnesota, mr. paulson, and the gentleman from texas, mr. dog get, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from minnesota. mr. paulson: i ask unanimous consent that all members have 35 days which to revise and extend their remarks, including extraneous consent. i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. paulson: i rise today in support of h.r. 365, legislation to extend temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through the end of this fiscal year, as well as to ensure that these funds are spent appropriately. before describing the legislation in greater detail, i note that these same provisions will already approved, the middle class tax relief and job creation act of tuesday of this week. given some of the uncertainty about some of that legislation, it makes sense to ensure that the program continues to assist families past december 31, when its current authorization expires. that's the first and most important thing that this bill will do. the tanner program has been generally success
that work begin on a canada-to-texas oil pipeline. democrats strongly opposed that provision, and senate majority leader harry reid said he wants to dispense with the bill quickly. >> let's get this vote over with. then we can begin serious negotiations on how to prevent a $1,000 tax hike on american families. the sooner we put this useless partisan charade behind us, the sooner we can negotiate a true, bipartisan solution that protects middle class workers. >> sreenivasan: senate minority leader mitch mcconnell blocked a quick vote on the payroll tax cut. he insisted the top priority should be to pass a trillion dollar spending bill that funds government operations through next september. >> there's agreement on the funding bill but no agreement and no plan at all on how we're going to pass the payroll tax cut extension in the senate. so we ought to finish our most immediate concern first. instead, we've wasted week after week after week. one senseless show vote after another. >> sreenivasan: if there's no action on the spending bill, the government will run out of funds and have to shu
in the middle of a football field after a game. this was happening at cowboy stadium in texas. you see they finally get it stopped but a couple of people had to go to the hospital. >>> also, many of you are getting ready for the holidays, getting ready to travel somewhere. some of you need to be getting ready for snow. a major winter storm expected to drop more than a foot of snow in a number of places. reynolds wolf will have the very latest on what you need to know. >>> you'll remember it started with shock and awe for america's long military involvement in iraq is now over. the last convoy left iraq and arrived in kuwait overnight. cnn was at the border crossing for this historic moment. >> it's been in planning for more than a year now. tremendous amount of coordination and synchronization every day but the amount of bases we've closed, redeployed equipment, brought all these troops out, it is quite a accomplishment. >> it is a feeling of elation. it really is. to see what we've accomplished in the last 8 1/2 years and to be part of the last movement out of iraq, hard to put words
the keystone pipeline that would run from canada to texas. when february comes to an end, so does the tax cut extension. a comprehensive breakdown of what is to come is on wbaltv.com. be sure to click on project economy. >> he made the announcement to retire earlier today as part of a deal with premium capital fund. it will infuse $36 million into the cash strapped a bank. he launched the first mayor lender after winning a shareholders' battle in 1991 to take over baltimore bank. the president will now serve as interim ceo. >> at this hour police are investigating a double shooting in southwest baltimore. two men were shot on was lexington street around 3:45 and to take into a nearby hospital. there are no word on his conditions or identities. meanwhile the search continues for a suspect after a double shooting in east baltimore. it happened before 7:30 on north rose street. we are told officers found a 25- year-old man with a gunshot wound to the hand and a later founded 19-year-old woman with a anshot wound to the pobuttox couple of blocks away. in dallas people camped out overnight. in ind
. this is from "the new york times" editorial. and john, independent from texas. caller: i have been unemployed for about eight and a half months, and this situation is just ridiculous. they claim the economy is better here in texas, it is a bold face life. the few jobs that are available are part time walmart-type jobs. i've got a college degree. i graduated from college 16 years ago. i am getting $828 a month in unemployment. and these republicans want you to think people are sponging? try sponging off of 829 -- $820 a month in a high-cost area. the local chamber of commerce brag about how great it is to live here in the valley. if you are making $80,000, it is reasonable cost of living. but if you are barely scraping by at 20,000, it is barely. and perry greeting somebody jobs, that is upsurged. the jobs are just not here. let me tell you this, my last job was working at the local work force office. we are the ones who are supposed to help people find jobs. i can tell you the real honest unemployment rate is much higher than what they are reporting and has been for years. it has not been --
by the company he keeps. and there is no finer example than the first lady of texas, anita perry. she is a native of a small town, a professional nurse, has been so for 17 years and just about the best asset that the governor has. so i hand it over to the first lady of texas. anita perry. >> thank you. good morning, everybody. thank you, ruth. great to be in fort dodge, iowa, where i understand i can get a great cup of coffee at bloomers. so thank you. thank you all for joining us today. we're so excited to be here. we've had a great trip. we're going to finish strong in iowa. i want to tell you a little bit about a man i've known since i was years old. we dated for 16 years, we've been married for 29. we have our children with us today and i just want to say that there's not a lot about rick perry that i don't know. it's new year's eve. my new year's resolution is going to be i'm going to do everything i can to help get a true leader, a conservative leader elected to the presidency of the united states. [applause] he volunteered for the air force after he graduated from texas a&m. i'm so proud
. >>> home sweet home. american troops return to ft. hood, texas but this time it is different. we'll explain after the break. [ electronic beeping ] [ male announcer ] still getting dandruff? neutrogena® t/gel shampoo defeats dandruff after just one use. t/gel shampoo. it works. neutrogena®. >>> no one is more grateful for the end of the war in iraq than our soldiers' families. that was clear at ft. hood, texas, as arriving servicemen and women were enthusiastically welcomed home. as chris lawrence explains, they are looking forward to staying on base for a while. >> reporter: hey, don, i know you have seen a lot of these home comings over the years. it just never, ever gets old. in the case of this one, it's very special in that the case of iraq, there's no next time. it's really hard to describe the emotion going on here before the troops arrived. kids were running around, jumping up and down. they had so much excitement, anticipation of the families. it's been a long ten months. and then all of a sudden the smoke starts coming out and the gate rises up and the soldiers come out like roc
states. a shopper in austin texas to buys goods online that lacks the physical presence in texas is expected to pay texas tax even though they pay no sales tax on his transaction. states rely on taxpayers to sell the one. online purchase issues save it all together. it should also find a way to enforce it. those who like to see it are eliminating the need for the package. i am aware of three legislative proposals that can give state nexus over on-line and other remote sellers. congress has reintroduced the main street fairness act. they have introduced the marketplace equity act. this is an oversight hearing. i am by the witnesses to comment. a look for to hearing from our witnesses. i look forward to hearing his statement. >> thank you. >> i have to go to a hearing on the house administration to cite how much we will cut every committee. i miss that. >> >> i ask unanimous consent on the proposed streamlined sales fact be made a part of the record. >> without objection. michiganentleman from missio is recognized for an opening statement. >> thank you. i want to associate myself w
site of the university of north texas. brand new video out of portland, oregon, police arresting nearly two dozen occupy protesters, and refused to take down tents and after it was cleared hundreds took to the streets and one of them setting up a tent on top of a two story building. president obama channels teddy roosevelt. he's go to talk to the public on a county campus the same city where roosevelt delivered a speech more than a hundred years ago, calling for a new nationalism. the current president is expected to make the class and the middle class is facing a make or break moment. imagine driving home and seeing this, a small plane making an emergency landing in the middle of the highway. it happened late last night in jacksonville, florida. the plane reportedly on the way from orlando, when the engine started to fail. fortunately, no one was hurt. those are your headlines. >> clayton: that would be a weird sight. >> dave: absolutely. all right. let's get you reich-- rick, rick some snow in my hometown, huh? a snowy colorado this weekend? >> a snowy colorado this year, a lot of sno
family in texas. >>> meanwhile, a man in texas was detained today for taking military-grade explosives into an airport. it happened at the midland international airport just before 9:30 this morning. a city spokesperson said the explosives were found as a man was going into the terminal. the fbi took the man into custody but would not make any further comments. a sweep of the airport was performed and all operations are back normal tonight. >>> still ahead, why it's about to get more expensive to go shopping in montgomery county. >>> plus, the rush is on. why you might call this super saturday for thrift stores. >>> taking a look at the new year's celebration in sydney, australia. fireworks lit up the sky over the famous sydney opera house and sydney bridge. [ monica ] i'm away on a movie shoot and it hasn't been going exactly as planned. cut. cut! [ monica ] i thought we'd be on location for 3 days -- it's been 3 weeks. so i had to pick up some more things. good thing i've got the citi simplicity card. i don't get hit with a fee if i'm late with a payment... which is good because on t
with the elderly victim because she owed him money for the work he had done. disturbing there. >>> a texas high school championship game celebration came to a painful ending at cowboys stadium. the winning coach was among seven people mowed down by a run away electric cart after the title game. all the injuries were minor and it's still unclear how the unmanned vehicle became moving under its own power. >>> and finally, santa had an unforgettable gift for one young boy in kansas. moments after he told st. nick he wanted his dad home for christmas, the 3-year-old's father popped out of a nearby box. dad is home on leave after serving two tours in iraq and redeploys in january. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning to you, bill. >> that's the way to travel back from the war zone, on santa's sled, it's fast. >> he has an in on the air space. >> especially if you're in that box the whole trip. >> good morning, everyone. hope you had a wonderful weekend. major winter storm, one with of the first
victim because she owed him money for the work he had done. disturbing there. >>> a texas high school championship game celebration came to a painful ending at cowboys stadium. the winning coach was among seven people mowed down by a run away electric cart after the title game. all the injuries were minor and it's still unclear how the unmanned vehicle became moving under its own power. >>> and finally, santa had an unforgettable gift for one young boy in kansas. moments after he told st. nick he wanted his dad home for christmas, the 3-year-old's father popped out of a nearby box. dad is home on leave after serving two tours in iraq and redeploys in january. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning to you, bill. >> that's the way to travel back from the war zone, on santa's sled, it's fast. >> he has an in on the air space. >> especially if you're in that box the whole trip. >> good morning, everyone. hope you had a wonderful weekend. major winter storm, one with of the first of dec
texas to florida, another beautiful december day for you. just up there in the northern portions of the great lakes will be very cold. >> i want to be in miami, 72 degrees. that looks good. >>> sears stumbles, oil bubbles, and putting your foot in your mouth on facebook. >>> eight is great for the pats and niners. celtics can't stand the heat. the lakers get back on track. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] cranberry juice? wake up! ♪ that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm [ male announcer ] for half the calories -- plus veggie nutrition. could've had a v8. did you hear sam... ...got promoted to director? so 12 seconds ago. we should get him a present. thanks for the gift basket. you're welcome. you're welcome. did you see hr just sent out new... ...office rules? cause you're currently in violation of 6 of them. oh yeah, baby? ...and 7. did you guys hear that fred is leaving? so 30 seconds ago. [ noisemakers blow ] [ both ] we'll miss you! oh, facecake! there's some leftover cake. [ male announcer ] the new htc vivid. stay a step ahead with at&t 4g lte,
yesterday in texas. we did but we didn't have too much severe weather. just light rain. dallas/ft. worth, you look okay but cool with a slight chance of showers. the only areas that are cold right now, below freezing, is out here in the northern rockies and central rockies. everyone's above freezing in the east. it's an amazingly warm weather pattern. temperature as far north as boston today, 52. only cool air, northern plains. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. today in ohio, mostly just areas of light rain. could be a heavier downpour. temperatures are very warm. raleigh, north carolina, heading up almost 70 degrees today. boston at 52. minneapolis, a little cooler today than yesterday. and this rain will be out shortly looks like a dry weekend for a lot of us. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> everything falls on wall street except for fear. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, who would have thought she showed up on time, dressed okay and got along with the judge. lindsay lohan finally has a good day in court. >>> coming up, chris paul is
to charity. anonymous says it will wreak plenty more havoc throughout the week. >>> and police in texas are trying to piece together a family history after a man dressed in a santa costume shot six of his relatives before turning the gun on himself. police in grapevine just outside ft. worth say the shooter showed up in costume christmas morning as family members were opening presents. a few minutes later people in the complex reported hearing gunfire. police found the bodies of four women, two men, and a teenage boy inside. >>> a robber in north carolina hoping to steal some cold hard cash got knocked out cold instead. the man walked into a we buy gold store in hendersonville just before closing on friday wearing that hoody and bandanna. then he flashed a gun. he came behind the counter and demanded some money, but as he went to take the cash, the clerk pow, he sucker punched and knocked him out unconscious. >> instead of putting it right into the bag, i stuck it out here and said, just take it, just cake take it. when he reached out, i took a step in. i cocked back and preloaded and h
, fort worth in texas said the man who killed his family was dressed as santa claus. the shooter showed up in costume while the family was opening presents and just opened fire. the victims ranged in age from 15 to 60. police are trying to piece together a family history there. >>> four dozen people facing charges after the rites that broke out at penn state when the school fired joe paterno. thousands of students took to the street. the police have charged 45 people and may file additional charges on others. five facing felony charges for tipping over that tv news van. university police charged two people accusing them of stealing a parking meter. >>> first responders up in new york city who claim that toxic air at ground zero made them sick have less than a week now to decide whether they'll continue pursuing a lawsuit. if they drop their lawsuit they can apply to be a part of a federal compensation fund. but if their lawsuits are still pending next monday they will be barred for life from receiving any of those funds. >>> a u.s. congressman in the hospital with respiratory problems s
. but the texas congressman quickly fired back. >> actually one of the people running for president thinks it's okay for iran to have a nuclear weapon. i don't. >> i think the more iowa yins look at ron paul, the less attractive he'll come. >> they police the world, tell other people how to live. >> a new cnn time orc poll shows paul trailing mitt romney by 3 points while former front runner newt gingrich plunged to fourth place. >>> perry filed an emergency order in federal court today. perry is asking for an injunction to ask the board of elections to include him off the ballot. virginia left him off because he didn't get the required number of signatures in on time. it came one day after he filed a lawsuit over the whole issue. >>> the virginia senate race is now a little less crowded. tim donor announced he will no longer a run for the legislation. it was because of the overwhelming support for the other nomination. >>> well, it has now been one full year since a teenager named phylicia barnes disappeared. police found her body months later. she was from north carolina and today friends a
was injured. they were buried alive on christmas day... now one texas family is thanking rescuers for saving theirrlives. when you see the pictures... it's hard to believe they were ever found. david higgees and his family left texas in their s-u-v and drove into new mexico... when their car goo stuck in the snow.the family had food and water... but the snow was unrelenting... and the s-u-v became entombed... making it impossible to dig out.higgens says they were able toomake some cell phone contact..and tell rescuers their approximate location...but finding them was ifficult... pnd as one night..turned to two... the situation turned desperate. ((its one of those things you never wanted to say we both we knew we were in trouble ...all we cold say is we love ;you if its godsswill its god will)) will)) rescuers finally dug the family out ... and higgens says they cannnt thank them beware of fake facebookers... lookiig to take your money! money!police say these scams are similar to the email scaas pleading for financial help. but in this case ... they're actually posing as one of
's chemotherapy failed, they took maria to a doctor in texas. >> when we came back from texas, the swelling was gone and the cough was reduced to a couple coughs in the morning. then $3,500 for labs. >> reporter: but treatment is $10,000 a month. now, with anonymous gift, maria says she has a chance to fight the disease. >> with this treatment, i have a lot of hope that i will get better. i will get better. so every day is a struggle, but i'm fighting every day. >> she is a freigighter. in total, the family has received more than $16,000 in donations flts we contacted kaiser, they did not return our calls in time for the broadcast. >> that is a great story. thank you. >>> pg&e feeling the heat for cutting the power. why families trying to make a point about smart meters were left in the dark. >>> plus, welcoming back our troops. the president honors hundreds of soldiers now home for the holidays. >>> i'm scott budman. after the break are, why you don't have to search too far to find the best places to work. >>> and ranieri. a cool, crisp and sunny day outside across the bay area. right now
that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. ♪ that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm [ male announcer ] for half the calories -- plus veggie nutrition. could've had a v8. >>> welcome back to "first look." i'm veronica de la vuz. here are some of the top stories this morning. police in texas are investigating the shooting at a christmas gathering in ft. worth. authorities believe the men and women are related and that the shooter is among the dead. >>> a tragic scene christmas morning in stanford, connecticut, where a mire killed five members of a family, including three children. two people were able to make it out of the burning victorian home. it took dozens of firefighters to get the fire under control. >>> thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to the clients of a texas-based security think tank are a
sweet home. american troops return to ft. hood, texas but this time it is different. we'll explain after the break. this new at&t 4g lte is fast. did you hear sam... ...got promoted to director? so 12 seconds ago. we should get him a present. thanks for the gift basket. you're welcome. you're welcome. did you see hr just sent out new... ...office rules? cause you're currently in violation of 6 of them. oh yeah, baby? ...and 7. did you guys hear that fred is leaving? so 30 seconds ago. [ noisemakers blow ] [ both ] we'll miss you! oh, facecake! there's some leftover cake. [ male announcer ] the new htc vivid. stay a step ahead with at&t 4g lte, with speeds up to 10x faster than 3g. ♪ >>> no one is more grateful for the end of the war in iraq than our soldiers' families. that was clear at ft. hood, texas, as arriving servicemen and women were enthusiastically welcomed home. as chris lawrence explains, they are looking forward to staying on base for a while. >> reporter: hey, don, i know you have seen a lot of these home comings over the years. it just never, ever gets old. in the case of
the daily lives of five muslim american families in michigan. >>> and a little holiday cheer in north texas might have you quaking in your boots at first before you then jump for joy. police officers in prosper, texas are pulling over drivers and giving them not tickets but holiday gift cards as a reward for obeying traffic safety rules. now, that we like. it is three minutes past the hour. let's go back to al for a check of your weather. >>> today's weather is brought to you by keurig. choose, brew, enjoy. word gets out they're doing that where will all the high speed chases go to? let's show you what is going on. again, we have a lot of wet weather. snow in northern new england will eventually change over to rain but the wet weather extends down into texas where we expect northern texas into oklahoma anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of rain but generally about an inch around most of that area as we look around the rest of the country and we've got this rain making its way into the pacific northwest and northern california, some showers moving to the northeast later on. and some hit or miss sho
.d. anderson cancer center, which grew into the texas medical center in houston, texas. and one of the largest medical complexes in the world. i believe this legislation is appropriate in honoring m.d. anderson and his enduring legacy in his hometown as a successful american businessman and, more importantly, his crppings contributions to vital -- his contributions to vital medical research and philanthropy. the subcommittee worked closely with the bill to sponsor -- with the bill sponsor to make improvements to the legislation which are reflected in the amendments to the bill. the amendments ensure the legislation is in line with the commemorative works act by requiring the design of the statue be approved by the general services administration prior to its installation. i support passage of this legislation as amended and urge my colleagues to do the same. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. >> thank you, sir. i yield myself three minutes or as much time as i consume, which ever
also are fortunate to have another former house member to move my colleague, charlie stenholm of texas was probably had more than a passing interest on the subject. and i'm sure he will help as we start this discussion. let's go to john who's moderating it today. john, the floor is yours. >> i'm going to say a few things now but i'm going to turn to david and aaron for more substantive remarks and there was a something in the end as well. what we are hoping to do today is really just look at where we are in redistricting. a process we do every 10 years. we are not done yet. we are certainly well along the way, but a number of states are done, some are not quite yet even released their plans, and many are under challenge or there's some question as to what the final plan will look like. what we would like to do is get a sense of how it's going to benefit republicans and democrats, where the seats have moved, where the mighty competitive seats or not, what is income and protection, a question of creating majority minority districts. where the whole set of issues we want to get a landscap
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